The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the government to pay Rs 25,000 to a special sub-inspector (SSI) who was beaten up by an inspector in the city in 2016.
When he told them he was also a policeman, he was allowed to come on his bike to the station. After reaching there, Chandru hit Manoharan repeatedly on his face. The inspector dragged him by his collar to the first floor and locked him inside the room after snatching his mobile phone. He also threatened the SSI that he would book a case and send a report recommending his suspension.
Finally, after three hours, Manoharan and Shankar were allowed to leave the station.
Considering the evidence, the commission observed that inspector Chandru interfered though the accident did not take place in his jurisdiction. Also, accident cases come under the traffic investigation wing, the commission noted. Following this, SHRC member D Jayachandran recommended the government to pay Rs 25,000 and recover the amount from the inspector.